"Food Wars," the new Travel Channel show featuring host Camille Ford, has been in Milwaukee recently filming and trying to solve our city's "burger war" between two of the city's best hamburgers: Sobelman's and AJ Bombers. Mazos Burgers, 31 46 S. 27th St., was also filmed and could be included in the show.
Here's a Tweet from AJ Bombers:
@AJBombers: Dear MKETweeps -- Just got off the phone w/ Dave Sobelman -- Food Wars to pit Sobelmans vs @AJBombers
"Food Wars," describes itself this way: "There's a debate brewing across the country, and it's taking place in Everytown, USA, with legions of loyal fans passionately defending the local eateries and the iconic dishes that make their towns famous. From Detroit's hot dog war -- Lafayette's vs. American Coney Island's -- to one of the most famous battles in the country -- the Philly cheesesteak war between Pat's and Geno's -- it's time to end these rivalries once and for all as Travel Channel presents ‘Food Wars.'"
A recent episode pitted Italian beef sandwiches of Chicago.
Joe Sorge tells me via Twitter that he'll have "more to come" soon. And, of course, just because the network was here doesn't mean anything will ever air. But, the fact that producers expressed interest in Milwaukee does mean something.
I'll pass along further details when I get them.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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